Sunday, 23 December 2012
I stumbled across a wee fishing site, scottish-anglers.net via the traffic sources tool from Blogger this morning.
I'm assuming this is because a link has been posted on the forum about fishing in scotland but I don't seem to be able to view the post it's coming from ?
The site makes interesting viewing where I could view topics but am unsure whether there is a board restriction in place for non-members or whether there is a bug which stops viewing as there were quite a few topics which were unreadable and the " Sorry, you don't have permission for that " message wouldn't even be displayed. It was as though sections such as recipes that you would expect to be able to see were getting a broken link ?
The only thing I would say about those kind of board restrictions if they are intentional, is, that they definately lead to putting potential members off, then again maybe that's the idea. If it's not though, surely a much better approach would be to have private sections which are not on the public interface and can only be viewed by selected members if that type of thing is what's wanted. That way folk don't feel as though they have to be part of the "committee" to be part of the forum.
I reckon most folk these days tend to avoid those kind of forums, having had more than enough experience of them in the past. One of the major problems with forums that have " secret " sections when it comes to fishing reports etc,. Is the fact that the global approach is to edit out fishing locations , as the general population are not deemed worthy to acquire their whereabouts and keep them for the select few. Another major problem is that should anyone ever fall foul of the board owners or moderators, they are excluded from access to " secret " sections they may well have contributed to. I'd have thought the members of that forum would've been more opposed to that kind of approach than anyone !
Anyway that point aside, I didn't try to register even though it did seem a decent enough forum and I've met a couple of folk who post on there because I didn't really want to intrude but It would be nice if someone could send a link that would let me view the topic about fishinscotland if there is one ?
( First Published 18/12/12 )( Revised 21/12/12 for comments )
( Revised 23/12/12 for comments )